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24 May 2017

Free webinar on PhD studentship opportunities with the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs

Tomorrow (25 May) at 3pm, the leaders of the UK National Quantum Technology Hubs will present a webinar on PhD studentship opportunities. The UK Quantum Technology Hubs led by the Universities of Birmingham, Glasgow, Oxford and York are offering fully funded PhD studentships in the area of sensing and metrology, enhanced imaging, quantum computing and
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09 May 2017

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology publishes research briefing on Quantum Technologies

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has recently published a research briefing for parliamentarians on quantum technologies, highlighting its many potential applications as well as its implications for society. The paper explains that quantum technologies use the behaviour of matter and light that is normally only observed at very small scales to ehance
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05 May 2017

Professor Bongs explains how cold atoms can help us map the underworld

Professor Kai Bongs, Director of the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Metrology recently contributed to an in-depth New Electronics article on how cold atoms make it possible to create detailed surveys of the complex array of pipes and cables found beneath our feet. In the article Professor Bongs explains how scientists use
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05 April 2017

Stellar explosion and quantum drama claim top prizes in Quantum Shorts film festival

“Novae” has won the top prize in this year’s Quantum Shorts film festival which is organised by the Centre for Quantum Technologies at …

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30 March 2017

New quantum device could make contactless payment transactions more secure

A prototype gadget that sends secret keys to encrypt information passed from a mobile device to a payment terminal, could help to answer public concerns around the security of contactless and wireless transactions, a new collaboration has found.

In partnership with Nokia and Bay Photonics, NQIT researchers at Oxford University Department of Physics have devised an innovative system for transmitting quantum keys that can d


06 March 2017

Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre

Last week, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Andy Collins, the manager of the Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre (QTEC) in Bristol, who gave a short talk about this incubator programme that has been set up to help entrepreneurially minded scientists start up a company based on quantum or quantum inspired research.

He told us about the fellowship programme they run, which provides mentorship, training and support, with a view to building the infrastructure needed for the growth of quantum based in


03 March 2017

RSK Director George Tuckwell accepts Honorary Professorship

We are delighted that George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geoscience and Engineering at RSK, has accepted an Honorary Professorship within the School of Engineering at the University of Birmingham. Hub Director Professor Kai Bongs, said ‘George Tuckwell is providing outstanding contributions to our quantum technology innovation work in gravity sensing. He combines fantastic real-world application expertise,
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21 February 2017

Professor Daniele Faccio made Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh

QuantIC’s Professor Daniele Faccio joins HRH The Duke of Cambridge, BBC Presenter Kirsty Wark and Chief Scientific Advisor to HM government, Sir Mark …

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16 February 2017

QuantIC’s Professor Miles Padgett receives 2017 Max Born Award from The Optical Society

QuantIC’s Principal Investigator and one of the University of Glasgow’s leading researchers has received a major award in recognition of his contribution to …

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08 February 2017

New research from QuantIC on gas imaging published in Optics Express

New technology from QuantIC which could offer the oil and gas industry a cheaper way to visualise methane gas is taking one step …

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